Upholstered Storage Bench

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Upholstered Storage Bench

Measure the horizontal depth and length of the bench. To create the lid, cut a 3/4″ sheet of plywood to size, plus one inch for overhang. Remember, if you are making a corner bench, one of the lids will extend the full length from the edge of the bench to the wall. The second lid will only extend from the end of the bench to the other lid. Measure to find the center of the lid. Align the center of the lid and piano hinge, and mark the screw holes with a scratch awl. Place your seat/lids into place.

Upholstered Storage Bench

Create Lid Measure the horizontal depth and length of the bench. To create the lid, cut a 3/4″ sheet of plywood to size, plus one inch for overhang. Remember, if you are making a corner bench, one of the lids will extend the full length from the edge of the bench to the wall. The second lid will only extend from the end of the bench to the other lid. Measure to find the center of the lid. Align the center of the lid and piano hinge, and mark the screw holes with a scratch awl. Place your seat/lids into place.

Upholstered Storage Bench

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Nailed it! The Nailhead Upholstered Storage Bench is seating and style in one perfect package. Ideal under a window, at the end of a bed or in an entryway, the versatile bench owes its tailored, handsome looks to a sophisticated shape and nailhead trim.

Upholstered Storage Bench

Nailed it! The Nailhead Upholstered Storage Bench is seating and style in one perfect package. Ideal under a window, at the end of a bed or in an entryway, the versatile bench owes its tailored, handsome looks to a sophisticated shape and nailhead trim. 48″w x 16″d x 19″h. Engineered wood frame. Antique Bronze-finished steel nailhead trim. Opens with hinges on each side. Made in Vietnam.

Upholstered Storage Bench

Place a 16″ cleat, previously set aside, inside the open edge of the bench seat, and screw it into the floor. Hold the 16″ x 18″ piece up against this cleat and the edge of the front face of the bench seat. Make sure it’s square and level, and screw it into the cleat and the plywood face. Repeat process for the other end of the bench seat.

Upholstered Storage Bench

Build Base Place a 16″ cleat, previously set aside, inside the open edge of the bench seat, and screw it into the floor. Hold the 16″ x 18″ piece up against this cleat and the edge of the front face of the bench seat. Make sure it’s square and level, and screw it into the cleat and the plywood face. Repeat process for the other end of the bench seat.

Measure to find the center of the newly upholstered lid. Align the center marks of the lid and the piano hinge. Screw the hinge into the lid. Hold the lid into place, align the center marks of the hinge and furring strip, and screw the hinge into place using the marked holes. Apply molding to the bench, if desired.

Attach Lid Measure to find the center of the newly upholstered lid. Align the center marks of the lid and the piano hinge. Screw the hinge into the lid. Hold the lid into place, align the center marks of the hinge and furring strip, and screw the hinge into place using the marked holes. Apply molding to the bench, if desired.

Create Bench Structure Rip a sheet of 3/4-inch plywood into two pieces that are 18 inches high and as long as each corresponding cleat. These will act as the structural faces of your bench seating. Cut two pieces of plywood to 16″ x 18″ and set them aside for later. Slide the appropriate plywood face through the 3/4″ gap in the cleats (Image 1). Notch out the corner of this piece so it will fit snugly in place. Hold up the other piece of plywood in front of the other cleat. Square up the two pieces of plywood and drill through the “slide through” face into the edge of the other piece (Image 2). Span a level across the top of the plywood fronts and the 2x3s on the wall, and shim, if necessary (Image 3). Once the faces are level, use a screw gun to fasten them to the cleat (Image 4).

Rip a sheet of 3/4-inch plywood into two pieces that are 18 inches high and as long as each corresponding cleat. These will act as the structural faces of your bench seating. Cut two pieces of plywood to 16″ x 18″ and set them aside for later. Slide the appropriate plywood face through the 3/4″ gap in the cleats (Image 1). Notch out the corner of this piece so it will fit snugly in place. Hold up the other piece of plywood in front of the other cleat. Square up the two pieces of plywood and drill through the “slide through” face into the edge of the other piece (Image 2). Span a level across the top of the plywood fronts and the 2x3s on the wall, and shim, if necessary (Image 3). Once the faces are level, use a screw gun to fasten them to the cleat (Image 4).

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